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  • Being Flynn: A Memoir

    Being Flynn: A Memoir

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir
    Author: Nick Flynn
    Duration: 07:46:00

    Sometimes I'd see my father, walking past my building on his way to another nowhere. I could have given him a key, offered a piece of my floor. But if I let him inside the line between us would blur, my own slow-motion car wreck would speed up. With a raw authenticity stripped of self-pity and ... [ more ]

  • Ghost: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent

    Ghost: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir
    Author: Fred Burton
    Duration: 09:31:00

    In this globe-trotting account of one leading counterterrorism agent's life and career, Burton, as a member of an elite secret counter-terrorist division, tells how he was plunged into a murky world of violent religious extremism, one that would take him from the streets of Middle Eastern cities to ... [ more ]

  • Crucible of Command: Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee—the War They Fought, the Peace They Forged

    Crucible of Command: Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee—the War They Fought, the Peace They Forged

    Genre: Biographies,Historical
    Author: William C. Davis
    Duration: 22:03:00

    A dual biography of two iconic leaders: how they fought a bloody, brutal war then forged a lasting peace that fundamentally changed our nation They met in person only four times, yet these two men determined the outcome of the Civil War and cast competing styles for the reunited nation. Each th ... [ more ]

  • Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses

    Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir
    Author: Claire Dederer
    Duration: 11:26:00

    The studio was decorated in the style of Don't Be Afraid, We're Not a Cult. All was white and blond and clean, as though the room had been designed for surgery, or Swedish people. The only spot of color came from the Tibetan prayer flags strung over the doorway into the studio. In flagrant defiance ... [ more ]

  • Bread of Angels: A Journey to Love and Faith

    Bread of Angels: A Journey to Love and Faith

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir
    Author: Stephanie Saldaña
    Duration: 13:03:00

    In 2004, twenty-seven-year-old Stephanie Saldaña traveled to Damascus, Syria, on a Fulbright fellowship to study the role of the prophet Jesus in Islam. She was also fleeing a broken heart. It was not an ideal time to be an American in the Middle East-the United States had recently invaded Iraq, ref ... [ more ]

  • Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock

    Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock

    Genre: Biographies,Entertainment
    Author: Donald Spoto
    Duration: 23:30:00

    The story of the man who changed people's relationships with their showers forever, thanks to Psycho, this is the classic, Edgar Award-winning biography of the enigmatic and intensely private Alfred Hitchcock. One of America's greatest film directors, his suspenseful subject matter ranged from the d ... [ more ]

  • Tomorrow I'm Dead: How a 17-Year-Old Killing Field Survivor Became the Cambodian Freedom Army's Greatest Soldier

    Tomorrow I'm Dead: How a 17-Year-Old Killing Field Survivor Became the Cambodian Freedom Army's Greatest Soldier

    Genre: Biographies,Military
    Author: Bun Yom
    Duration: 04:51:00

    This is Bun Yom's story of his capture by the Khmer Rouge at fourteen-years-old-and the unmatched suffering, courage, and heroism that ensued. After three years as a killing-field slave, seventeen-year-old Bun Yom escaped from the Khmer Rouge and became a freedom fighter. Using his wisdom, cour ... [ more ]

  • Red Blood, Black Sand: Fighting Alongside John Basilone from Boot Camp to Iwo Jima

    Red Blood, Black Sand: Fighting Alongside John Basilone from Boot Camp to Iwo Jima

    Genre: Biographies,Historical,Military
    Author: Chuck Tatum
    Duration: 12:12:00

    World War II Marine Chuck Tatum presents his fascinating first-hand account of the Battle of Iwo Jima. In 1944, the U.S. Marines were building the 5th Marine Division—also known as The Spearhead—in preparation for the invasion of the small, Japanese-held island of Iwo Jima. When Charlie Ta ... [ more ]

  • Six Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials

    Six Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials

    Genre: History,Biographies,North American,Historical
    Author: Marilynne K. Roach
    Duration: 17:19:00

    From Marilynne K. Roach, a narrative that allows listeners to experience the history of the Salem witch trials through the eyes of those who lived it. Six Women of Salem is the first work to use the lives of a select number of representative women as a microcosm to illuminate the larger crisis ... [ more ]

  • Not Fade Away: A Memoir of Senses Lost and Found

    Not Fade Away: A Memoir of Senses Lost and Found

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir,Biographies,Memoir
    Author: Rebecca Alexander, Sascha Alper
    Duration: 07:58:00

    Thirty-four-year-old Rebecca Alexander is a psychotherapist, a spin instructor, a volunteer, and an athlete. She is also almost completely blind, with significantly deteriorated hearing. Not Fade Away is a deeply moving exploration of the obstacles we all face—physical, psychological, and philosophi ... [ more ]

  • Wolf Called Romeo

    Wolf Called Romeo

    Genre: Biographies,NonFiction,Memoir
    Author: Nick Jans
    Duration: 10:00:00

    No stranger to wildlife, Nick Jans had lived in Alaska for nearly thirty years. But when one evening at twilight a lone black wolf ambled into view not far from his doorstep, Nick would finally come to know this mystical species-up close as never before. A Wolf Called Romeo is the remarkable s ... [ more ]

  • Demon of Brownsville Road

    Demon of Brownsville Road

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir,Biographies,Memoir
    Author: Bob Cranmer, Erica Manfred
    Duration: 07:54:00

    The Cranmers seemed fated to own the house at 3406 Brownsville Road. As a young boy, Bob had been drawn to the property, and, just when the family decided to move back to Brentwood, it went up for sale. Without a second thought, they purchased the house that Bob had always dreamed of owning. Bu ... [ more ]

  • Ty Cobb

    Ty Cobb

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Charles Leerhsen
    Duration: 15:36:00

    Finally-a fascinating and authoritative biography of perhaps the most controversial player in baseball history, Ty Cobb. Ty Cobb is baseball royalty, maybe even the greatest player who ever lived. His lifetime batting average is still the highest of all time, and when he retired in 1928, after twent ... [ more ]

  • Strong Boy: The Life and Times of John L. Sullivan, America’s First Sports Hero

    Strong Boy: The Life and Times of John L. Sullivan, America’s First Sports Hero

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Christopher Klein
    Duration: 11:56:00

    “I can lick any son-of-a-bitch in the world.” So boasted John L. Sullivan, the first modern heavyweight boxing champion of the world, a man who was the gold standard of American sports for more than a decade and the first athlete to earn more than a million dollars. He had a big ego, a big mout ... [ more ]

  • Man of the World: The Further Endeavors of Bill Clinton

    Man of the World: The Further Endeavors of Bill Clinton

    Genre: Biographies,Political
    Author: Joe Conason
    Duration: 18:40:12

    A veteran political journalist takes listeners inside the fascinating post-presidential exploits of Bill Clinton, which are as colorful, controversial, and significant as ever. The extraordinary post-presidency of William Jefferson Clinton is unlike the second career of any other president. Bill Cl ... [ more ]

  • Available: A Memoir of Heartbreak, Hookups, Love and Brunch

    Available: A Memoir of Heartbreak, Hookups, Love and Brunch

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir
    Author: Matteson Perry
    Duration: 05:52:26

    From a breakout storytelling star at The Moth, a real-life romantic comedy about a guy and a girl-and twenty-nine other girls: a memoir about an unexpected break-up, one self-imposed year of being single, and how a nice guy survived dating in the twenty-first century. Matteson Perry is a Nice Guy. ... [ more ]

  • Gladys Aylward: The Adventure of a Lifetime

    Gladys Aylward: The Adventure of a Lifetime

    Genre: Biographies,Historical,Biographies,Historical
    Author: Janet Benge, Geoff Benge
    Duration: 04:45:00

    Without formal education or a missionary organization to back her, Gladys (1902-1970) raised her own finances for the overland trip that would bring her to the country and people that God had etched so deeply on her heart... China! What follows is an amazing adventure of faith and determination. Gla ... [ more ]

  • Adoniram Judson: Bound for Burma

    Adoniram Judson: Bound for Burma

    Genre: Biographies,Historical,Biographies,Historical
    Author: Janet Benge, Geoff Benge
    Duration: 05:43:00

    As America's first foreign missionary, Adoniram Judson (1788-1850) spent thirty-eight years working in Burma, then one of the most hostile countries on earth. Judson was ignored, mocked, beaten, and tortured, yet he never lost sight of his goal to translate the Bible into the Burmese language. Today ... [ more ]

  • Here If You Need Me

    Here If You Need Me

    Genre: Biographies,Memoir
    Author: Kate Baestrup
    Duration: 05:36:00

    When the oldest of Kate Braestrup's four children was ten years old, her husband, a Maine state trooper, was killed in a car accident. Stunned and grieving, she decided to pursue her husband's dream of becoming a Unitarian minister, and eventually began working with the Maine Game Warden Service, wh ... [ more ]

  • Circus Fire

    Circus Fire

    Genre: Biographies,Historical
    Author: Stewart O'Nan
    Duration: 11:18:00

    One of America's most acclaimed novelists turns to nonfiction in this powerful re-creation of the great Hartford circus fire, which took the lives of 167 people and forever changed the city and its people. On July 6, 1944, in Hartford, Connecticut, the big top of Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circu ... [ more ]